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#1 Lucas.Maguire

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:37 AM

Welp, I've been waiting on receiving an adapter that works with my imaging train for my new QHY183M, so I haven't really done anything deep sky related in about 3 weeks tonofbricks.gif

 

I recently got a new desktop computer and figured I'd give Pixinsight and Photoshop a run and noticed an increase of speed when compared to running it on my laptop. (keeping in mind my laptop is a bit of a workhorse as it is... so I think). I was pleasantly surprised with the PC, due to the fact I didn't build it myself. It financially made more sense to buy a pre-built than deal with the uptick in PC part prices. blackeye.gif

 

So.. Here is a cropped M66 from my Leo Triplet OSC data taken with my old ASI533MC-Pro using the Optolong L-Pro

You can see the full resolution and details on my Astrobin page.

 

Thanks for looking!

Clear Skies!- Luc

 

 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 08:37 AM

That's a good start for M66. The stars are a bit miss shaped- perhaps worth looking at your guiding. The background is also heavily clipped so you may wish to lift the levels a bit to show more of the faint edges of M66.

 

I had a go at this target with the C14- https://www.astrobin.../full/hfmuj2/0/ worth a look.


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Posted 13 April 2021 - 08:55 AM

That's a good start for M66. The stars are a bit miss shaped- perhaps worth looking at your guiding. The background is also heavily clipped so you may wish to lift the levels a bit to show more of the faint edges of M66.

 

I had a go at this target with the C14- https://www.astrobin.../full/hfmuj2/0/ worth a look.

Thanks for your critique!

 

I believe I had just gotten my EQ6R- pro at the time so I believe this was the first light with it. I had similar shaped stars with my AVX so I think there is either tilt or I have pinched optics in my refractor somewhere. as far as the background I didn't have enough integration time as I'd like and I couldn't seem to remove some of the gradients from lack of or miss calibration of light frames so it looked better clipped a tad.



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 10:09 AM

Post one of your raw subs and the camera used with bin level and telescope focal length and I can run the image through CCD inspector to see where the issue most probably lies with your optics.


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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:10 PM

Post one of your raw subs and the camera used with bin level and telescope focal length and I can run the image through CCD inspector to see where the issue most probably lies with your optics.

Will do! I'm out of work at 4 so it'll be a bit before I get it. TIFF file I'm assuming?




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